Ethics in the Presence of Christ

By Christopher R. J. Holmes
(Bloomsbury T&T Clark, Paperback, 9780567491732, 176pp.)

Publication Date: February 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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By casting the identity of Christ asthe One-Who-Is-Present, Holmes concentrates on how Christ ministers his power,truth, and love in the Spirit for the sake of the transformation of human life.As present, Christ's work is both finished and unfinished, complete andopen-ended; as endlessly contemporary, it is constitutive of reality and so(re-)shapes the ethical landscape and the moral life. In revisiting thedoctrine of Christ's contemporaneity with its ethical implications firmly inview, Holmes's work fills a lacuna in the contemporary literature on Christianethics. In conversation with John's Gospel, the priority of Christology comesto drive the very shape of moral questions for today. Here the compelling taskof ethics is a matter ofbecomingaligned with and transparent to Christ's own presence and so to Christ's workof making all things new.

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